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One COVID Vaca Thing: What You Need To Know To Travel By RV

One COVID Vaca Thing: What You Need To Know To Travel By RV

With air travel more difficult and risky this year, many families are taking vacations the old-fashioned way — by going on a road trip.  And we hear that renting a recreational vehicle or RV is quite popular.  It is a great way to “see the country,” and maybe visit some National Parks, while maintaining coronavirus […]

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Interview of the Week: Councilmember Derek Green, Philadelphia PA

Interview of the Week: Councilmember Derek Green, Philadelphia PA

Derek Green is an at-large member of the Philadelphia City Council. As a member of City Council, Councilmember Green chairs the Committee on Finance and Disabilities and serves as the Vice Chair of the Committees on Aging and Law and Government. Additionally, he serves as the Chair of the Philadelphia Gas Commission, in addition to […]

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Our Hero of The Week: Donating Her Allowance To Help Ensure Fair Elections

Our Hero of The Week: Donating Her Allowance To Help Ensure Fair Elections

This week our hero is eight-year-old Ali Hirsch, who won’t vote for another ten years but wants to make a difference.  She has donated all her saved allowance and birthday money to an organization fighting to make sure every American can vote in November, with the help of her parents of course.  She chose The […]

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Sierra Club Commits to Addressing Its History of Racism, Starting With Founder John Muir

Sierra Club Commits to Addressing Its History of Racism, Starting With Founder John Muir

John Muir is perhaps America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist as well as the founder of the Sierra Club. His writings and teachings convinced the U.S. government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as national parks and have also inspired generations of conservationists to follow in his footsteps. Yet at a time when many cities and institutions […]

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More Than A Thousand Scientists Denounce Trump’s Denigration of Science

More Than A Thousand Scientists Denounce Trump’s Denigration of Science

1,240 National Academy of Science (NAS) members have “registered their personal concern about the Trump administration’s denigrations of science,” Inside Climate News reported this week. The open letter, first written in 2016 has amassed hundreds of signatures in just the past few weeks. 

Why This Matters: In the midst of a global pandemic and horrifying examples of the effects of climate change, we need science-based policies more than ever.

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Senator Cory Booker On Climate Injustice: It’s “An Assault on Black Bodies”

Senator Cory Booker On Climate Injustice: It’s “An Assault on Black Bodies”

Time Magazine correspondent Justin Worland recently interviewed Senator Cory Booker as part of its “Time 100 Talks: Finding Hope” series about the continuing fight for justice in a COVID-19 world.  Senator Booker (who is a #FriendofthePlanet) told Worland that “you can’t address climate justice without considering race and that environmental injustice is yet another form of […]

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